We feed the birds all year, each season brings different activities to enjoy.
Bluebirds at the mealworm feeder - one fledgling gets fed while #2 looks on.
I am hungry!
#1 temporarily satisfied, time to feed #2.
Carolina Wrens want their turn.
More wrens than usual, we figure these are the ones that fledged recently who realized that they have too good a deal in our sanctuary to move on.
Pine Siskins still here in early May, fighting over what is left of the thistle!
Bluebird parent gathering mealworms to feed the babies in the nest box located in our front garden.
Both parents are at the worm feeder all day scooping up lots of worms at one time!
Pine Siskin at a very popular seed cylinder. The top used to be as round and full as the bottom.
April 20, 2014, our first ever sighting of Indigo Buntings in our yard.
One was munching happily on the millet, there was a bit of a squabble when #2 tried to join in.
Spring 2014 - A new generation of Carolina Wrens launches from the gourd outside of my computer window!
This titmouse has worked hard for weeks to extract the alpaca fleece in the holder for its nest, sometimes grabbing chunks bigger than the bird itself!
Male goldfinch changing into breeding colors.
We left this stump to rot so that it would provide food for the birds.
Fascinating to watch this pileated woodpecker as it went after insects in the stump.
Juvenile titmouse learning to use the feeder.
Now facing in the right direction, what to do next?
All worn out, time for a nap.
A pair of red shouldered hawks resting in a tree in our backyard.
Francie Stoutamire Photography